Posts Tagged ‘Comic-Con’



Weinsteins Search for the Ultimate Star Wars Fan

Bonnie Burton | July 25, 2007

You can beat everyone you know at Star Wars trivia, your lightsaber collection looks like an intergalactic armory, you’ve been sleeping in vintage R2-D2 sheets since childhood and you’ve been adding George Lucas-style montages to your home movies for years. So you might as well get the respect you deserve as the ultimate Star Wars fan.

Dailymotion and the Weinstein Company have announced “The Ultimate Star Wars Fanboy (or Girl!)” contest. The competition, which runs from July 25 – August 31, 2007, coincides with a special sneak preview of select scenes of the film Fanboys followed by a filmmaker Q&A session at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 26, 2007.

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Lucasfilm Ltd. and Get Solo™ Introduce Star Wars™ Social Networking Cards

| July 25, 2007

Fans Identify with Revolutionary Contact Cards Introduced at Comic-Con International

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 25, 2007 – For 30 years, Star Wars fans have escaped the confines of this galaxy by living in the virtual world born from the mind of filmmaker George Lucas. Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Get Solo, LLC announced they have joined forces to help enthusiasts express their passion for the saga by creating personalized Star Wars Social Networking Cards that fans can proudly exchange. Get Solo, a provider of innovative marketing media and solutions, is taking orders for the cards starting today at starwars.getsolo.com.

“Millions of people of all ages have a deep bond with the characters and stories of Star Wars. These new products are unique, because they capture that personal connection. Fans will find the social networking cards to be a fun way to express themselves when meeting other fans, because they can personalize them with their favorite Star Wars images, include interesting personal information, and even build a collection,” says Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing.

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The Vader Project Invades Comic-Con

Bonnie Burton | July 24, 2007

Since The Vader Project debuted at Celebration IV, and with additional UK-based artists on board travelling to Celebration Europe, it only made sense for popular exhibit to show at San Diego Comic-Con International.

“Comic-Con is just such a great venue that it seemed a shame to miss out on the opportunity,” The Vader Project curator Dov Kelemer says. “With the main show on its way back from a very successful show in the UK we just took the opportunity to add a few more to the show.”

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Slave Leia Group Photo At Comic-Con

Bonnie Burton | July 24, 2007

Missed the Slave Leia Group Photo at Celebration IV?
Don’t worry. The lovely ladies will return at Comic-Con for another group photo op.

On Thursday, July 26, at 2:30pm at the Gentle Giant booth fans can have a chance to take a snapshot of the Slave Leias with the life-size Jabba the Hutt statue.

The photo is one of a series taken at various conventions, starting in 2005. The first photo of 2007, taken at Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles, was an overwhelming success, with media, fans, and photo-seekers clogging the aisles at the Los Angeles convention center. Over 30 women participated in the photo, including television personalities from programs seen on Spike TV, G4, and Ripe TV.

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SOURCES:
Leia’s Metal Bikini, Club Jade, TheForce.net

LEGO To Award Bronze C-3PO to Comic-Con Attendee

Pete Vilmur | July 24, 2007

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According to LEGO Comic-Con booth insiders, there will be a one-of-a-kind bronze C-3PO given away in a drawing at their booth sometime during the show. This is the only exclusive from LEGO at Comic-Con, so make sure to stop by and drop your name in the hat!

Fanboys Signing at Comic-Con

Bonnie Burton | July 24, 2007

Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con International should make a beeline for the Star Wars Pavilion on Thursday afternoon from 3-5pm to meet the director and stars of the upcoming film Fanboys.

Writer/director Kyle Newman will be signing as well as Dan Fogler (“Hutch”) and Chris Marquette (“Linus”).

Some lucky fans have already seen footage of Fanboys at Celebration IV, as well as the full rough cut at Celebration Europe.

Stop by the Star Wars Pavilion to meet the Fanboys crew and pick up a free movie poster (as seen above)!

Still Tickets Available for Comic-Con Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast

Bonnie Burton | July 23, 2007

Tickets for the Official Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast with Adam Hughes at San Diego Comic-Con International are still available for purchase here.

Star Wars artist Adam Hughes created the artwork for the cover of this year’s Comic-Con souvenir magazine and will be signing a special 8×10 reprint of this image at the breakfast. Attendees will also hear from Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet and Mary Franklin and well as Hasbro’s Derryl DePriest. And don’t forget all the goodies like the bag-o-swag from the Lucasfilm Licensing Archives, a souvenir ticket, and an exclusive Hasbro McQuarrie concept Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda action figure set. Plus there’s chances to win lots of prizes.